|Villette - Charlotte Brontë|
LibriVox recording of Villette by Charlotte Brontë. After a tragedy in her family, Lucy Snow leaves her home to become a teacher at a French boarding school. Lucy soon begins to fight against an overwhelming sense of desolation. Meeting a charming doctor and a strict, peculiar schoolmaster changes her life forever– and threatens to break her spirit. (summary by heatherausten) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if ...
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|The Warden - Anthony Trollope|
LibriVox recording of The Warden, by Anthony Trollope. Read by Jessica Louise. Anthony Trollope sets the scene for his wonderful Chronicles of Barsetshire with this short novel about Septimus Harding's challenged ecclesiastical seat as the warden of Hiram's Hospital. To make things more interesting, the man doing the challenging - John Bold - also happens to be courting Mr. Harding's daughter, Eleanor...
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|Where Angels Fear to Tread - E.M. Forster|
LibriVox recording of Where Angels Fear to Tread, by E. M. Forster. Read by Julie Pandya. On a journey to Tuscany with her young friend and traveling companion Caroline Abbott, widowed Lilia Herriton falls in love with both Italy and a handsome Italian much younger than herself, and decides to stay. Furious, her dead husband's family send Lilia's brother-in-law to Italy to prevent a misalliance, but he arrives too late...
Keywords: English; Forster; Italy; Italian; baby; marriage
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|Agnes Grey - Anne Bronte|
LibriVox recording of Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte The novel tells the story of Agnes Grey, the daughter of a minister, whose family comes to financial ruin. Desperate to earn the money to care for herself, she takes one of the few jobs allowed to respectable women in the early Victorian era – the role of governess to the children of the wealthy. In working with two different families (the Bloomfields and the Murrays), she comes to learn about the troubles that face a young woman who must try to ...
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|Memoir of Jane Austen - James Edward Austen-Leigh (1798-1874)|
Librivox recording of Memoir of Jane Austen by James Edward Austen-Leigh. "The Memoir of my Aunt, Jane Austen, has been received with more favour than I had ventured to expect. The notices taken of it in the periodical press, as well as letters addressed to me by many with whom I am not personally acquainted, show that an unabated interest is still taken in every particular that can be told about her...
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|Puck of Pook's Hill - Rudyard Kipling|
LibriVox recording of Puck of Pook's Hill, by Rudyard Kipling. Read by icyjumbo Puck of Pook's Hill is a children's book by Rudyard Kipling, published in 1906, containing a series of short stories set in different periods of history. The stories are all told to two children living near Pevensey by people magically plucked out of history by Puck. (Summary from Wikipedia) For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org...
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|Barchester Towers - Anthony Trollope|
LibriVox recording of Barchester Towers, by Anthony Trollope. This is the second in Trollope’s ‘Barsetshire’ series of novels. The later novels in the series move away from Barchester itself but 'Barchester Towers' is very much a sequel to the first book ‘The Warden’, which is also available from Librivox.The old bishop dies, the archdeacon, Dr. Grantly fails to succeed him and a new bishop, Dr...
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